Scary! It’s Dres’ year to design Rose’s Halloween costume.
|Rose’s First Halloween
Right after her first surgery
3 months – My year = Fairy Wings added to my moby-wrap
1 year – Dre year = Purple Unicorn
2 years – M’s year = Lion
3 years – Dre year = ?
His stipulations – NO princess. NO fairy. NO Dora. NO anything that looks like anyone else. He’s been in deliverance for months. Finally the verdict arrives ….
I thought she’d end up as a Hobbit with huge hairy feet. He threw around the idea of Harley Quinn.
Can I tell you how excited when he made the BIG REVEAL: A White Swan from the the ballet Swan Lake!
He told me what he wanted – white leotard and tights, white feather tutu, white feather hair bow, and pink ballet shoes.
His job is over – mine begins. Searching Google Image and Pinterest for inspiration. (I won’t post any because that would be breaking #77 goal – no plagiarizing)
I began scouring stores to find cheep stuff I can up-style. Goal – Head to Toe costume under $20.
Half of Half – $3 (clearance rack- everything up to $75 = $3)
|Size 6 Juniors Prom Dress = $3|
Once Upon a Child = $6.49
|Size 6 Children’s – leotard = $4.50
Size 2T – 4T tights = $1.99
White Feather Hairpiece = $12.50 – ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?
Hobby Lobby = $5.09 ( Just give me an excuse to support the awesome Christian CEOs)
|Scrapbook Stickers = $2.60 with 40% off coupon
Buttons = $.50
White Feather Hair Clip = $1.99
Things I had on hand:
- White Thread
- Material Glue
What I did (maybe 3 hours work – max)
- Cut skirt off dress
- Ripped 2 rows of feather ribbon off dress
- Glued rhinestone stickers to leotard
- Hand sewed feather ribbon (taken from skirt) onto leotard
- Hand sewed top hem onto skirt
- Thread elastic through my newly sown hem to make a tutu.
- Glued button onto feather hair clip
|Size 3T White Swan Costume
Total Cost = $14.58
BUT … I’m on the look out for size 8 toddler ballet slippers – I’ve got $5.42 left to spend
Thanks Dre! I am super psyched!